Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Have Seen the True Light

I didn't have the time to post about this before now and apparently it's sold out, there will be a second and final pressing coming soon, then it's gone forever.

Iron Lung records store

As i've said in the past, somewhere on this blog, and probably on tumblr as well, this isn't a power violence related record, i don't know - or particularly care - what genre it fits into. Jensen Ward referred to it as "cultish outsider industrial", take that as whatever you want it to mean.

When i assembled the 7", and assembled really does describe the compositional process here, i was listening to a lot of Terminal Cheesecake, Loop, Head of David, Sonic Violence, Comonauts Hail Satan, Headbutt, God, Splintered, and a whole host of other weirdo UK acts i immersed myself in as a teenager.

Thematically it's another step down the road marked "why i don't think the concept of catharsis is useful " (you empty yourself, you fill yourself up again, and you never break the binging and purging nature of the problem)

At the core the two songs are about accepting that we all have shit headed sides to our personalities, naming those sides as physical presences, and periodically letting them out in controlled situations for short periods of time so that they don't eat us alive from within. Contemporary devil worship if you will.

The release of the records - purely coincidentally - marks the end of a year long experiment i was throwing myself into. The release of Holy Things... is that door being closed once again.

We're waiting for test presses for the Radioactive Vomit split, and the split LP with Suffering Luna goes off to press at the end of the year